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farmer-general

farm·er-gen·er·al
F f

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahr-mer jen-er-uh l]
    • /ˈfɑr mər ˈdʒɛn ər əl/
    • /ˈfɑːmə(r) ˈdʒenrəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahr-mer jen-er-uh l]
    • /ˈfɑr mər ˈdʒɛn ər əl/

Definitions of farmer-general word

  • noun plural farmer-general (in France, under the old monarchy) a member of a company of capitalists that farmed certain taxes. 1
  • noun farmer-general (in France before 1789) a member of a group allowed to farm certain taxes 0

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Origin of farmer-general

First appearance:

before 1705
One of the 50% oldest English words
1705-15; translation of French fermier-général

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Parts of speech for Farmer-general

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

farmer-general popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 74% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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